News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Go Montgomery! June 3, 2016
MCDOT to Provide Supplemental Bus and Other Services During SafeTrack Surges
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation continues to develop plans to supplement the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) efforts to assist travelers during SafeTrack. SafeTrack is WMATA’s year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system. Three planned line segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as “Safety Surges,” will affect WMATA’s Red Line service in Montgomery County. Read more.
Capital Bikeshare to Offer Special Fares During SafeTrack
Beginning on Saturday, June 4, Capital Bikeshare will offer a Single-Trip fare that will allow travelers to take a single Capital Bikeshare ride for as low as $2 for trips under 30 minutes. Read more.
Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green Landscape Beautification Contest Deadline Extended to June 17
Join hundreds of volunteers who keep our roadways and parks free of litter by participating in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Adopt A Road (AAR) and Adopt A Spot (AAS) programs. Read more.
SHA Resurfacing MD 119 and Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive in Gaithersburg; Will Include Off-Peak Nighttime Lane Closures
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) this week began resurfacing the intersection of MD 119 (Great Seneca Highway) at Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive. Read more.
MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management Wins Two Awards from International Parking Institute
In addition to winning the International Parking Institute’s (IPI) Award of Excellence for its Capital Crescent Garage, MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management also won a Parking Matters® Marketing and Communications award. Read more.
Planning Department Launches Bike Stress Map; Asks for Help in Identifying Connections Not Listed
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Bicycle Master Plan team has evaluated more than 3,500 miles of roads and trails in the County to determine the amount of traffic stress that people experience when bicycling on them. Read more.
WABA to Sponsor Bike Safety Class
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) is sponsoring a City Cycling bike safety class to enhance cycling confidence for those 16 and older. Read more.
June 3, 2016
Update on Highway Services Road Resurfacing and Repair Projects
MCDOT extends the life of roads by making timely repairs.Read more.
MCDOT to Hold Public Hearing on Musgrove Road Sidewalk on June 16
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on a proposal to construct missing sidewalk segments along Musgrove Road. Read more.
Weekend-Long Capital Beltway Double Lane Closures Begin the Evening of June 10 for Emergency Bridge Work on Outer Loop of I-495
Beginning Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m. (weather permitting), the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close two lanes on the outer loop of I-495 (Capital Beltway) from MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) to MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue). Read more.